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Jul 8, 2014
Rotoworld
Justin Verlander allowed five runs over six innings, but went home with a win as the Tigers demolished the Dodgers by a 14-5 margin on Tuesday.
Detroit Free Press Jul 9, 2014

Jamie Samuelsen's blog: Verlander still pitcher to turn to in crisis

Justin Verlander isn't the best starter on the Tigers anymore. He's not second. And based on the numbers, he's not even third. But if you knew you had to win a game and you had to go with a guy you trusted, would anyone in his or her right mind go away from Verlander given his track record? I wouldn't either.

Game 2014: 87 Dodgers at Tigers

It’s always relaxing to watch one of those never-in-doubt games, but it’s even more fun to watch a game that starts out doomed, becomes a game again, and ends a never-in-doubt romp. I was the last person who thought that there would be any coming back from the 5-run Justin “Don’t Call Me Bonderman” Verlander […]
Bless You Boys Jul 9, 2014

Tigers 14, Dodgers 5: Explosive Tigers offense shuts down Dodgers in blowout victory

Justin Verlander overcame a rough first inning and pitched five shutout frames as the Tigers offense teed off against the Dodgers pitching staff as they put up season highs in hits and runs scored. DETROIT — By the end of the top of the first inning, it looked like the Tigers (49-37) were in line for another loss, but three hours and 29 minutes after the game had begun, the Tigers had driven in a season-highs in runs (14) and hits (20) to pick up a 14-5 win in a rare interleague meeting against the Dodgers. Justin Verlander's last three starts had showed progress but everything seemed to...
Rotoworld Jul 8, 2014

Verlander gifted 8th win due to Tiger offense - Justin Verlander (S) Detroit Tigers

Justin Verlander allowed five runs over six innings, but went home with a win as the Tigers demolished the Dodgers by a 14-5 margin on Tuesday.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 8, 2014
Tigers 14, Dodgers 5: Justin Verlander rescued by offense as Detroit ends three-game losing streak

Tigers 14, Dodgers 5: Justin Verlander rescued by offense as Detroit ends three-game losing streak

The Dodgers scored five runs in the first inning off Verlander, but it was all Tigers from that point forward. DETROIT -- Justin Verlander pitched well after a rough start. The offense for the Detroit Tigers was solid all night. The Tigers scored five runs in the second and four in the fourth to erase an early five-run deficit Tuesday night on their way to a 14-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers scored five runs in the first inning off Verlander, but it was all Tigers from that point forward. The win ended a three-game losing streak for the...
Final: Tigers 14, Dodgers 5

Final: Tigers 14, Dodgers 5

DETROIT -- Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander gave up five runs in the first inning Tuesday night -- and was one of the more effective pitchers in the game. Staked to that five-run advantage before he ever took the mound, Dodgers left-hander...
Final: Tigers 14, Dodgers 5

Final: Tigers 14, Dodgers 5

DETROIT - Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander gave up five runs in the first inning Tuesday night -- and was one of the more effective pitchers in the game. Staked to that five-run advantage before he ever took the mound, Dodgers left-hander...
Bless You Boys Jul 8, 2014

Game 86: Dodgers at Tigers

Justin Verlander starts for the Tigers against the Dodgers and Hyun-Jin Ryu at Comerica Park. Los Angeles Dodgers (51-40) at Detroit Tigers (48-37) Time/Place: 7:08 p.m., Comerica Park SB Nation blog: True Blue LA Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB Network, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-4, 3.08 ERA) vs. RHP Justin Verlander (7-7, 4.71 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Ryu 16 96.1 7.57 1.78 0.65 1.19 3.00 3.50 1.7 Verlander 18 116.2 6.87 3.32 0.85 1.49 4.02 4.36 1.7 The Dodgers come to Detroit with a one game lead over the San...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 8, 2014

Game 92 Thread: July 8 @ Tigers, 4p

I think she's saying "HanRam!" He's today's DH! Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-4, 3.08) vs. Justin Verlander (7-7, 4.71) The Dodgers have never faced Justin Verlander until today. In several series over the last few years, they've always just missed him. I guess they couldn't avoid him forever, but at least they're getting him when he's at his most un-Verlander-like (from a record and ERA standpoint, anyway). And since they're facing Verlander, that gives us a reason to post an image of his sometimes girlfriend Kate Upton. (Though, do we really NEED a reason?) That's right, Justin! We're using your girl's...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 8, 2014
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Victor Martinez remains out of lineup; Justin Verlander to start

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Victor Martinez remains out of lineup; Justin Verlander to start

Verlander will make his first career appearance against the Dodgers when he starts tonight. The Dodgers are the only team in the majors (besides the Tigers) that Verlander has never faced in his career. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (48-37, 1st in AL Central) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (51-40, 1st in NL West)When: 7:08 p.m.Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: Live on Fox Sports Detroit, MLB NetworkRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Chris Iott STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersJustin Verlander (7-7,...
Detroit Free Press Jul 7, 2014

A's assistant glad Tigers' Verlander 'looking in his rear-view mirror'

Justin Verlander claimed the Oakland Athletics traded for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel over the weekend to beat the Detroit Tigers in the postseason. A's special assistant to baseball operations Scott Hatteberg doesn't necessarily dispute that.
Detroit News Jul 6, 2014

All-Star Game insider: Uneven first half leaves Tigers' Justin Verlander home for All-Star break

For the first time since 2008, Justin Verlander is getting an in-season vacation. The Tigers ace, of course, is not on the American League All-Star team, following a rough first half of the season in which his ERA is 4.71 and his WHIP is a career-worst 1.491.
Bless You Boys Jul 6, 2014
Justin Verlander: A's had Tigers in mind in dealing for Jeff Samardzija

Justin Verlander: A's had Tigers in mind in dealing for Jeff Samardzija

Justin Verlander thinks the A's blockbuster trade for a pair of starting pitchers is all about facing the Tigers, and himself, in the 2014 post season. The Detroit Tigers have knocked the Oakland Athletics out of the playoffs the last two years running and having beat them the last three times they've met in the post season. Never one to hold his tongue and realizing the two teams may be heading toward a third consecutive post season meeting, Justin Verlander believes there's a method to Billy Beane's madness in trading the A's top prospects to the Chicago Cubs for starting pitchers Jeff...
Detroit Free Press Jul 6, 2014

Verlander says A's made trade because of Tigers

Justin Verlander, who has had no trouble figuring out the A's the last two Octobers, had no trouble figuring out the big trade the A's made Friday night.
Bless You Boys Jul 4, 2014

Tigers' first half MVP

The MVP of the first half is surprisingly not Scherzer, Verlander, Cabrera, or either Martinez The Tigers finally arrive at the half-way point of the season, surviving odd scheduling, poor weather, and a wretched team slump. Arriving in first place is reason to crown an MVP of the first half. The Tigers' MVP through 81 games offers these performance measures: first on the team with 362 plate appearances first with 58 runs scored first with 104 hits second to Miguel Cabrera with 30 doubles second to Austin Jackson with 2 triples second to Rajai Davis with 22 stolen bases second to...

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